On Tuesday night, Coby White will be making his first career start against the Cleveland Cavaliers. White will be replacing Tomas Satoransky.
White has been going off on the bench the last couple games. It has been highly regarded that he needs to be a starter. The day has finally come!
“I think he’s earned it,” coach Jim Boylen said of White.
Stats since the All-Star break:
White is averaging 25.2 ppg and 4.2 assists on 47.4/41.8/90.9 shooting splits in 33.2 minutes per game.
He’s scored 20-plus points in seven of his last eight. Not to mention he took home Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors in February!!
“I think the biggest thing is this is the next stage in his development. He’s earned this opportunity. He’s grown into this opportunity,” Boylen said. “We’ll take it a game at a time and we’ll coach him the same way we’ve been coaching him. I’m excited for him.”
“The biggest responsibility, I think, is to keep doing the things he’s doing. You don’t become the starter and reinvent the way you play,” Boylen said. “He’s played starter’s minutes. He’s played against starters in the minutes he plays. So this is not a thing where we had this expectation for him to change who he is or what he’s doing. Continue to grow with your competitiveness at the defensive end of the floor, honoring your assignments, grow with your decisions within our offense and continue to be aggressive like who you are.”
The game tips off tomorrow 03/10 at 7PM CST.